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Vice President

Authority/Responsibility

The Council is the legal authority for the Opticians of Manitoba (OOM). As a member of the Council, a President acts in a position of trust for the members and the public and is responsible for the effective governance of the organization.

Qualifications/Skills

Completed one year of Council membership term and have an understanding of parliamentary procedures.

Term

The Vice President is selected by the Executive Committee to serve a one-year term. The Vice President will continue to hold office after his/her term expires until the member is re-elected or reappointed or a successor is elected or appointed. A member appointed by Council to fill a vacancy shall hold office for the balance of the unexpired term of the vacating member.

Requirements

  • Commitment to the work of the organization
  • Knowledge and skills in one or more areas of Council governance: policy, finance, programs and personnel
  • A signing authority on behalf of the Council for financial and legal purposes
  • Willingness to serve on at least one committee
  • Attendance at bimonthly Council and Executive meetings
  • A time commitment of five hours a month,(includes council /committee meeting preparation, and Council and Executive meeting time)
  • Attendance at the Annual General Meeting
  • Be informed of the services provided by the Opticians of Manitoba and publicly support them
  • Prepare for and participate in the discussions and the deliberations of the Council
  • Foster a positive working relationship with other Council members and the general staff
  • Be aware and abstain from any conflict of interest

Major Duties

  • Establish overall long and short term goals, objectives and priorities for the Opticians of Manitoba in meeting the needs of the members and the public
  • Fulfill President position in the absence of the President at Council and Executive meetings
  • Be an active member of the Executive committee
  • A signing authority on behalf of the Council for financial and legal purposes
  • Adhere to the general duties outlined in the Council member job description

Review/Approval Date

Annually reviews the Vice President’s job description. Recommended changes are presented to the council for ratification.

References

Opticians of Manitoba Bylaws 1984

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